Manufacturing Institute honors Gabrielle Ferrara for excellence in leadership in the U.S. manufacturing sector

Gabrielle said: “I am honored to receive this award. At Ferrara Manufacturing, we continue to build our modern manufacturing organization seeing the direct benefits of empowering our workforce and creating a positive, diverse and passionate work environment and culture. I thank everyone. on our team at Ferrara Manufacturing, my parents and The Manufacturing Institute for supporting our vision for the ...

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Sri Lankan rupee parallel markets diverge and bonds stagnate

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan Rupee was largely inactive in the forex market with the official selling rate for importers around 203 and the parallel market diverged slightly with the market falling from previous highs, market participants said . In the interbank market, direct trades are rare and there are usually offers at 199.90 without offers, although the swap market ...

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Tonga’s raw sugar ‘famine’ set to continue through August

Tonga is experiencing a sugar famine that is expected to last another month. Containers of sugar due to arrive this weekend have missed sea links and will not reach Tonga until the end of August, according to an importer, who is still awaiting the arrival of his January order. Deliveries that previously took 6-8 weeks now take 5-6 months to ...

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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Business Quarterly: Manufacturing companies begin to relax COVID-19 protocols

Local manufacturers, including some of the region’s largest employers, have said many of their COVID-19 protocols have been lifted and their businesses are standardizing themselves. The number of vaccinations in New Hampshire continues to rise, although the initial wave of vaccination has slowed considerably in recent weeks. Currently, New Hampshire has distributed a total of 1.66 million doses of the ...

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Shipping carriers push back White House price controls

File image courtesy of World Shipping Council Posted on Jul 12, 2021 1:17 AM by The maritime executive Shipping carriers are pushing back White House pressure to examine the pricing power in the container shipping industry. Last week, as part of a broad executive order targeting anti-competitive business practices, the Biden administration called on the Federal Maritime Commission to use ...

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Launch of a new “Free The Spirit” campaign to reduce the prices of British bourbon

Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Brown-Forman have teamed up with The Bourbon Alliance – distillers, restaurants and pubs, retailers, wholesalers and enthusiasts of American whiskey – to urge the British government to remove the 25% duty on imported American whiskey caused through a steel trade dispute. The Bourbon Alliance is a coalition of industry players whose livelihoods depend on the ...

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Help from the diaspora

JAMAICA has been exporting labor since the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 1900s. Since then, through immigration, we have provided a steady flow of labor to UK, USA and Canada. The United Nations lists 1,400,000 people born in Jamaica as living abroad. Then there is, of course, the second generation which has another million, so we’re down ...

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CBOT agricultural futures drop in rain forecast

Chicago, July 10 (Xinhua) – CBOT agriculture futures fell last week and corn is one of the main factors driving prices down, Chicago-based research firm AgResource said. However, AgResource remains bullish as the expanding variant of COVID-19 raises concerns about the recovery of emerging markets. CBOT corn futures prices fell sharply due to heavy rains last weekend in Iowa and ...

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